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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform tandem lifting 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116583  Perform tandem lifting 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Civil Engineering Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Civil Engineering Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04  12 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2015-07-01  2018-06-30  SAQA 10105/14 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-06-30   2022-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner is capable of:
Setting up cranes and lifting loads in tandem in accordance with safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures. Knowledge of the different types and characteristics of lifting equipment, Specification charts, Standard formulas and specifications for calculation of mass of final loads in each hook, Procedures for obtaining certificates for lifting machines.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between learners and new competencies to be achieved.

Learners who master the applied competence described in this unit standard will contribute to the development of a professional community of Structural Steel Erectors who are able to competently use science and technology when performing lifts in tandem.
In addition, the learner's ability to interpret and carry out instructions in a competent manner will lead to enhanced quality of workmanship and reduce the costs associated with work having to be redone and the resultant over-run on deadlines.
An enhanced understanding of safety legislation and safety common sense will lead to a notable reduction in the high and often catastrophic risks associated with lifts in tandem. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following knowledge, skills attitude and / or equivalent:Language and Communication in an official language at NQF Level 3.
Language and Communication in a second official language at NQF Level 2.
Mathematics at NQF Level 3.
Read and interpret drawings and specifications at NQF Level 3. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The typical scope of this unit standard:
The learner is required to demonstrate competence where multiple hooks are to be applied to lift loads.

All tasks and activities associated with the lifting and positioning of loads are carried out in accordance with:
  • Design Engineer's requirements and specifications
  • Quality Management Systems
  • The Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Manufacturer's operating instructions
  • Government and Local Government Legislation
  • Municipal and Fire Department Regulations and Bylaws
  • Evaluation of ground conditions includes but is not limited to: Location of underground services, ground pressure, water tables
  • Range of overhead hazards include but are not limited to: power lines, telephone cables, bridge structures, buildings
  • Consumables for the operation of lifting equipment include but are not limited to: fuel, lubricants, water for cooling
  • Range of safe working practices include but are not limited to: site access, communication and signal methods, centre of gravity of load, safety nets, static lines, fall arrest systems. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of tandem lifting procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of lifting equipment are identified and their characteristics described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crane lifting charts are used to determine the lifting performance of cranes 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Mass of final loads in each hook are calculated and tabulated in accordance with standard formulas and specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures for obtaining certificates for lifting machines and all equipment in the hook are described 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An indication is given of the procedures to be followed and documentation to be completed for insuring lifts in tandem 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Techniques and procedures for calculating levels, setting out alignments of structures, evaluating ground conditions and overhead structures are explained 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Safety procedures for tandem lifting are described and manual and/or by radio communication techniques are demonstrated 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Plan tandem lifting tasks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Equipment is selected in accordance with design engineer's requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lifting equipment charts are evaluated and derated in accordance with good and safe working practice for lifting loads in tandem 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lifting equipment charts are analysed, load is compared and verified against performance specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Mass of loads and safe working loads for the duration of the lifting operation are calculated and documented for each participating hook 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The location and route of travel in relation to the centre of gravity is calculated and documented 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Certificates for lifting machines and equipment are obtained, certified and documented in accordance with safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Insurance companies are informed of the intent to undertake a lift in tandem 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare to undertake lifts in tandem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Levels and set out alignments of structures are checked and verified against tandem lift requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ground conditions are evaluated and verified in accordance with design engineer's requirements for absolute level and crane manufacturer's specifications 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Overhead hazards are identified and appropriate locations for erection of lifting equipment are identified 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Climatic conditions, in particular wind speeds, are evaluated and parameters set in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions for the method statement 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Erection Site is isolated by barriers in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Safety procedures and communication signals are carried by a designated person in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Adequate consumables for the safe and efficient operation of lifting equipment are available 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and undertake a crane set-up. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lift is controlled by one designated person in accordance with standard industry procedures and safety legislation requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hoist lines are positioned and hook travel path controlled for the duration of lifting operations in accordance with design engineer's instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Secondary crane load is kept as low as practicable when tailing operations are carried out 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Both crane movements are controlled for the duration of lifting operations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Load stability is maintained during lifting procedures in accordance with manufacturer and design engineer's specifications, safety legislation requirements and standard industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Loads are lifted without injury to persons or damage to components and/or equipment, or uncompleted structures, in accordance with safety legislation and standard procedures for safe working practices 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Work in confined spaces is carried out in accordance with safety legislation and standard industry procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Loads are completed in accordance with design engineer's specifications and safety legislation requirements 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant - ETQA for this unit standard or a similar unit standard at a higher NQF Level
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant - ETQA
  • The relevant - ETQA or other ETQA's, who have a Memorandum of Understanding in place with relevant -ETQA, would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Knowledge of the different types and characteristics of lifting equipment
  • Specification charts for different types of lifting equipment and specifications
  • Standard formulas and specifications for calculation of mass of final loads in each hook
  • Techniques for calculating and determining location and route of travel in relation to the centre of gravity of the load being lifted and the cranes being operated
  • Procedures for obtaining certificates for lifting machines and all equipment in the hook
  • Procedures and documentation requirements for insuring lifts in tandem
  • Techniques and procedures for calculating levels, setting out alignments of structures, evaluating ground conditions and overhead hazards
  • Safety procedures, manual and/or by radio communication signals for directing crane operations. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of tandem lifting procedures
  • Crane lifting charts are used to determine the lifting performance of cranes

    Plan tandem lifting tasks.
  • Lifting equipment charts are evaluated and derated in accordance with good and safe working practice for lifting loads in tandem. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan tandem lifting tasks

    Assessment criteria:
  • Certificates for lifting machines and equipment are obtained, certified and documented in accordance with safety legislation requirements
  • Insurance companies are informed of the intent to undertake a lift in tandem. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Employ self management

    Specific outcome and assessment criteria:
  • An indication is given of the procedures to be followed and documentation to be completed for insuring lifts in tandem

    Demonstrate an understanding of tandem lifting procedures.
  • Levels and set out alignments of structures are checked and verified against tandem lift requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Manage information

    Specific outcome:
    Demonstrate an understanding of tandem lifting procedures
  • Procedures for obtaining certificates for lifting machines and all equipment in the hook are described

    Plan tandem lifting tasks
  • Mass of loads and safe working loads for the duration of the lifting operation are calculated and documented for each participating hook. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively

    Specific outcome:
  • Plan tandem lifting tasks

    Assessment criteria:
  • Certificates for lifting machines and equipment are obtained, certified and documented in accordance with safety legislation requirements
  • Insurance companies are informed of the intent to undertake a lift in tandem 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Demonstrate scientific and technological competence

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria

    Demonstrate an understanding of tandem lifting procedures
  • Techniques and procedures for calculating levels, setting out alignments of structures, evaluating ground conditions and overhead structures are explained

    Plan tandem lifting tasks
  • Equipment is selected in accordance with design engineer's requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand contextual world-systems

    Specific outcomes and assessment criteria:

    Demonstrate an understanding of tandem lifting procedures
  • Safety procedures for tandem lifting are described and manual and/or by radio communication techniques are demonstrated

    Prepare to undertake lifts in tandem
  • Climatic conditions, in particular wind speeds, are evaluated and parameters set in accordance with manufacturer's operating instructions for the method statement 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59731   Further Education and Training Certificate: Mechanical Handling (Rigging)  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  48794   National Certificate in Quality Checking of Tyres and Tyre Components  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  71989   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  49015   National Certificate: Construction: Structural Steel Erecting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-05-13  Was CETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  58862   National Certificate: Electro-Mechanical Winding  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58720   National Certificate: Engineering Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  64829   National Certificate: Lifting Machine Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  23255   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Fitting and Machining  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  91926   National Certificate: Mechanical Engineering: Machining and Tooling  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  67609   National Certificate: Mechatronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79666   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64190   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  49449   National Certificate: Plastics Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  36155   National Certificate: Polymer Composite Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  79407   National Certificate: Polymer Compound Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  21012   National Certificate: Power and Telecommunication Cable Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  24217   National Certificate: Thermoplastic Fabrication  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48798   National Certificate: Tyre and Tyre Component Manufacturing  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48795   National Certificate: Tyre Assembly  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  57886   National Certificate: Welding Application and Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2018-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  65949   Further Education and Training Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA 
    Elective  49053   National Certificate: Supervision of Construction Processes  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2018-06-30  CETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Dego Consultants 
    2. Gijima AST Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development (Tlhah 
    3. Gijima Holdings (Pty) Ltd T/A Industrial Skills Development - Middelb 
    4. IMBAWULA CIVIL PROJECTS 
    5. IZWE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT NPC SDL 
    6. Masima Training Sa Cc 
    7. Matimba Rigging & Training (SECUNDA) (TP) 
    8. NSINGWENI CONSULTING 
    9. RIGGING ACADEMY OF SA (PTY) LTD (Westmead)(TP) 
    10. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 



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